So I’m 2 weeks into flower. My plant has a bunch of crapppy little shoots burried down at the bottom that will never become much of anything. I didn’t LST at the start because I didn’t find this forum until a few weeks ago, but I separated and pulled out the branches with some LSTish effect just before the plant started flowering, and I think it was helpful to 75% of the plant, but the stuff at the bottom that is coming in now has little hope:
I think I’d like to clean up the bottom of the plant and remove all the hopeless shoots so the plant focuses it’s energy on the buds that matter.
I’ve got plenty of root tone, so why not give them a chance and see what happens.
The only reason not to do this is if I will negatively affect the mother plant. Ie will removing extraneous shoots and foliage from the bottom of the plant help, or will it be harmful. I read one blog that said not to clone your auto’s because you might kill the plant (?). I also don’t want to impact the ongoing flowering. I really want my first plant to succeed because I’m low on smoke, and honestly even with a medical card the dispensaries are still price gouging, so I’m done giving money away.
So… Can I clean up the bottom of the plant without negatively affecting the flowering cycle or health of the plant.